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William Craig Kearney

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  • Service number
    • 13/85 AWMM
    • 13/85 Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - Cenotaph collection
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
    • Mr Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - family records
  • Forenames
    • William Craig AWMM
    • William Craig Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - family records
  • Surname
    • Kearney AWMM
    • KEARNEY Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - family records
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 13/85 AWMM
    • 13/85 Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - Cenotaph collection
  • Gender
    m Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - family records
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Clevedon South, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D. Kearney (father), Ardmore, Clevedon South, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 13/85 AWMM
    • 13/85 Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - Cenotaph collection
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
    Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
    Corporal AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Kearney, of Ardmore, Auckland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    9 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    At Sea, HMHS Gascon ex Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Stone, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • 71 AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Sergeant William Craig KEARNEY, who died of wounds on 9 August 1915 at Gallipoli, was the second son of Mr Daniel Kearney of Ardmore. He was born in Coatbridge, Scotland where his education commenced. This was continued at Waiokaraka and Tararu School, Thames, NZ, also at the Auckland Technical School. He then went with his parents to the country and whilst there was a member of the 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles for five and a half years before he became a Territorial. He was a good recruiting non-commissioned officer. Before he went home to join the main Expeditionary Force, he removed his stripes and the star which he obtained for three years efficient service, saying he would win them back on active service. He was promoted to corporal before leaving Auckland and met his death as a sergeant. He was a keen athlete, playing in the Waiora Rovers, which won the cup on three occasions
    Public - Gail Desma - Other Relative - 16 March 2015

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16 March 2015Gail DesmaWairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZOther Relative